Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My friend Tart showed me this on her site today. It is a very powerful video. It is well worth the time to watch. Be warned though and pull out the Kleenex. I cried as I watched.

How many times have we gone through our day and not told those we love and care about that we are proud of them, and how much they mean to us? With out knowing it, someone around us might need some special words of encouragement or love shown to them.

You never know how just a few kind words might change a life decision forever.

Today we are living in a world filled with spiritual darkness. People all about us are groping for something to bring light into their darkened lives. God has entrusted to us the ministry of being a shining light for Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Paul wrote that we are "children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe" (Philippians 2:15). He doesn't place all of us in the same place to shine. Some may be called to shine in faraway places; others in their families, neighborhoods and places of business.

Sometimes we are in such a dark place we think our small light cannot be seen. How untrue that thought is. A candle in total darkness does wonders! All it takes is taking the time and sharing our light with another, to bring that person out of darkness.

Jesus, the light of the world, shining through our lives, can bring light into the darkness wherever he has placed us, even though we think our light very small.



Mimi said...

the video is so very meaningful...and I would like for you to know that YOU make a difference in my life...your blog means a great deal to me..and It brings me closer to God as I pray for you in your continued walk with Him...

'Tart said...

Wow! You wrote a beautiful post to go with this video.

Anonymous said...

You have brought light to our lives Misty, you showed me love doesn'c cost even a cent!
God Bless You

Dr. Deb said...

This is so powerful. I actually do something similar with my graduate classes. When I email their grades to each of them, I write what I will miss about them. I've been told it is very meaningful for them. And for me too!

Thanks for this vid.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this Mysti. I Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Kuan Gung said...

Great video...what a great idea...

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha